The Body In The Mist by Nick Louth – Book Review



A brutal murder hints at a terrifying mystery, and this time it’s personal.

A body is found on a quiet lane in Exmoor, victim of a hit and run. He has no ID, no wallet, no phone, and – after being dragged along the road – no recognisable face.

Meanwhile, fresh from his last case, DCI Craig Gillard is unexpectedly called away to Devon on family business.

Gillard is soon embroiled when the car in question is traced to his aunt. As he delves deeper, a dark mystery reveals itself, haunted by family secrets, with repercussions Gillard could never have imagined.  

The past has never been deadlier.

From master storyteller Nick Louth comes the third installment in the DCI Craig Gillard series. Compelling, fast-paced and endlessly enjoyable, The Body in the Mist is a triumph, perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons and Faith Martin


#3 in the DCI Craig Gillard series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone.

This starts with a body being found in a ditch, on a misty morning… the victim of a hit and run….not far from DCI Gillards aunts homes……

Craig is travelling to Devon, with his wife Sam, to help his aunts, Trish and Barbara with some family troubles….

But he ends up unofficially investigating the hit and run, as the vehicle used belonged to one of his aunts……but they both have solid alibis…..just who ran down this unidentified man?

The story tells of the family’s background of abuse…dark and horrendous, the trauma of which has affected each of them very differently……..I found creepy Uncle Philip really disturbing, while he was sadly suffering with dementia, part of him was still sly and his guilt about ‘Emily’…..was another mystery for Craig to get involved in….that ultimately leads to a Peace Park in a shopping centre.  (very reminiscent for me of Milton Keynes shopping centre with its oak tree), but can this case be put to rest ?

There is also a separate story about Barbara’s sheep being mauled by a large animal which she feels is a wolf…or is there something more sinister going on?

All these stories link nicely In this well plotted, unsettling thriller. Some brilliant twists and great characters with an emotional punch….the ending would have me packing my bags and running away as fast as my legs could carry me!…….Terrifying.

Thank you to Canelo for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook and this is my honest, unbiased review.


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Author Bio:



Nick Louth is a best-selling thriller writer, award-winning financial journalist and an investment commentator. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he went on to become a Reuters foreign correspondent in 1987. It was an experience at a medical conference in Amsterdam in 1992, while working for Reuters, that gave him the inspiration for Bite, which was self-published in 2007 and went on to become the UK No. 1 Kindle best-seller for several weeks in 2014 before being snapped up by Sphere. It has sold a third of a million copies, and been translated into six languages.

The terrorism thriller Heartbreaker was published in June 2014 and received critical acclaim from Amazon readers, with a 4.6 out of 5 stars on over 100 reviews. Mirror Mirror, subtitled  ‘When evil and beauty collide’ was published in June 2016. The Body in the Marsh, a crime thriller, is being published by Canelo in September 2017.

Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and Money Observer, and has published seven other books. Nick Louth is married and lives in Lincolnshire.


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Book details

Title: The Body in the Mist

Author Name: Nick Louth

Previous Books : The Body in the Marsh, The Body on the Shore, Trapped

Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

Release Date: 20th May 2019

Publisher: Canelo

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